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    July 20, 2016

    Sony’s next flagship leaks with clear pictures, new design

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    Sony’s next flagship – codenamed F8331- has leaked in new images ahead of its launch, indicating a new design direction for the Japanese company.

    You’ve either grown to love Sony’s design direction over the past four years, or you’ve grown utterly bored of it. At Bandwidth Blog, we usually love Sony’s style and conservatism, but even we could help but say that the Xperia Z5 – and even the Xperia X series – feels somewhat contrived. Enter, then, the F8331.

    The Xperia F8331 refers to a leaked device that hasn’t been officially named as yet, and shows some interesting new additions to Sony’s tried and tested Omnibalance design.

    Read: Sony Z5 Compact Review: Dynamite comes in small packages

    The leaked images, which come courtesy of GSMArena, shows a tweaked design which reveals curved glass on its front panel replete with front-firing speakers and an NFC module on its top chin.

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    On its back, the Xperia F8331 shows a dual LED flash with a separate panel on its back chin, which presently serves an unknown purpose. Speculation exists that this is merely an antenna cutout, though could we see some form of modular slot?

    On its bottom panel, a USB Type-C port exists, and a 3.5mm audio jack is visible on its top panel. A side-positioned power button appears to contain Sony’s trademark fingerprint scanner.

    Other rumours indicate the Xperia F8331 will sport a 1080p display, and will have front and rear cameras capable of 4K video capture.

    Read: Sony‘s Android Marshmallow concept revealed in new leaked video

    What are your thoughts? On the leaked Xperia F8331? Is Sony headed in the right direction, or is this design even more derivative than the company’s past phones? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

    Source: GSMArena

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